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marco rubio, who issued a statement that said, in part, president obama is again using his power by imposing his policies via executive fiat. mr. obama pleaded with americans to confront congress directly. >> ask them what's more important. doing whatever it takes to get a "a" grade from the gun lobby or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> reporter: he even show cased children who have written him since newtown. >> she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard." [ light laughter ] julie, i will try very hard. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is
. the assault weapons has nothing to do with handguns. not only that, senator marco rubio says it simply will not work because criminals always figure a way to get a gun in their hands. >> not just chicago. washington, d.c. had a very similar gun ban and it didn't work. violent crime and murder skyrocketed in washington during the time of those bans. i'm a concealed weapons permit holder in florida. that means i had to have a background check, be finger printed, take a gun safety course. >> you don't object to any of that? >> no. >> you don't object to registering the gun, you don't object to a background check on you? you think that's good? >> that's the law in florida. we have 1020 life. if a crime is committed in possession of a life it's a mandatory 10 years, if you pull out the gun a mandatory 20 years. these criminals are in jail. >>steve: senator rubio will be kwroeupbg -- joining us. >>brian: a terror group is holding at least a dozen people hostage including seven americans. >> here's what the latest is. the algerian army is surrounding a gas facility where hostages are being he
it in 2012 unless they get on the right side of this. i think marco rubio is trying to present that side of it. i think the republicans are going to figure out a way to compromise. i just don't think they can afford to be out on the wing and against it and they're going to have to figure that out. here and on guns. >> explains why marco rubio has been on conservative media all week trying to sell it. >> we did a question just for legal or not legal. there has to be a lot of stuff in place. border security and a lot of other things in place before you get to the legal citizenship question. >> a lot to this poll. like i said, we're spacing it out. we have different questions we're releasing next week on fascinating social movements on some big social issues we've been tracking over the years. thank you both. >> thank you, chuck. >> the gaggle will be here next talking about second inaugurals and the toll the first term has taken on the president. first the final white house soup of the day for the first term, cajun gumbo. fridays you notice, always a fish soup of some sort. we'll be right
the massacre at sandy hook," said republican senator marco rubio, adding, "president obama is targeting the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens." still, democrat patrick leahy, who chairs the senate judiciary committee, told an audience at georgetown university he intends to hold hearings on the proposals starting in two weeks. >> there are some who say nothing will pass. i disagree with that. what i'm interested in is what we can get. >> reporter: and that might mean putting the assault weapons ban on the back burner in favor of less-controversial measures. california democrat mike thompson leads the party's new gun task force and is a gun owner himself. >> i think we need to look at each piece as to how much good it will do if it passes, and we need to prioritize. and the two areas that i think are most important are universal background checks and the assault magazines. >> reporter: and do you think that those two things stand a fighting chance in this congress? >> oh, yeah. i'm the eternal optimist. >> reporter: the republican house speaker, john boehner, said he will wa
announcement a few minutes ago. florida senator marco rubio out saying the president is abusing his power by using this executive fiat. that is what marco rubio is saying. some more on his reaction and the reaction from washington, d.c. and beyond in just a moment.
right? marco rubio will be on this program tomorrow. a rising star. but doesn't have nearly the status of president obama or the bully pulpit and the press certainly not going to give rubio a break. everything is going the pet's way. i think that's how he feels. that he has got the momentum and he is going to squash the republicans now once and for all during his term. look i think you are right in identifying the two factors. there is one fundamental difference between those two factors, the media, the press, the intellectuals, academia, hollywood, they are always left. they always were. they always will be. that's the sunrising in the east. you have got to live with it despite that we erected a reagan and bush and then a second bush. but the other factor is not constant that's where i think you have got it wrong. you were arguing earlier in the show there was some kind of structural change in the country liberals have a that is simply a function of the fact that the democrats have just won the presidential election. when i look where the democrats were in 2000. when they lost, they h
that plays into republican arguments like marco rubio who said this today on fox. >> there is a second amendment. i didn't write the constitution. i believe in it. if you are going to do anything that impacts it. it better make some sense. here is the problem that i have by the president's own admission, the things that they're putting forward would have done nothing to prevent what happened, for example, in connecticut. >> and that's why top democratic senator is telling me privately he thinks it's much more likely that the president will not get a ban on assault weapons. but, instead, will get something that's less controversial like a national background check, having a system like that. that's more likely to go through, bill. >> bill: ed, thank you. ed henry at the white house tonight. victims and first responders have returned to the scene of the massacre in colorado. this after almost six months after a man opened fire inside of a crowded movie theater there they were attending a private ceremony at this hour. that includes the showing of a movie inside the very same building whe
. >> marco rubio yesterday was quoted as saying, nothing that the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at sandy hook. do you agree? >> that's probably true. a woman had guns, it wasn't her son that -- i don't know if she ever went through a background check, but the son certainly didn't. he took his mother's guns and killed people. but that doesn't mean having fewer guns around is a better idea. it's that there are people that go through traffic lights. they just run a red light. does that mean we should getid of all traffic lights? no. in a ma crosense, these laws do work. >> and the ridiculist all at the toll of the hour. erin? >> anderson, thank you very much. >>> now our fifth story "outfront." we're going to talk about manti te'o, a victim or a conspirator? the mystery deepens tonight as we learn more about how the notre dame linebacker was supposedly tricked into an online relationship with a woman who did not exist. now, our ted rowlands is "outfront" on the notre dame university campus. ted, a lot of details on this at this point clearly do not add up. first, the t
, on immigration reform, which is another subject close to your heart. you saw marco rubio, the senator from florida's proposals, are you on board with him? >> he's making progress. i salute him for that. he's got the courage to taken o his own caucus and say, we need comprehensive immigration reform. we need a pathway for citizenship. there's probably a difference of opinion on how long it takes to earn that legalized pathway to citizenship. but it's a great start. i'm looking forward to a partner, senator mccain, lin graham and now marco rubio joining the very important debate and the conversation about how we fix this broken immigration system. >> you're going to have an alliance with lindsey graham, senator mccain and senator rubio, you might get some comprehensive immigration reform. >> i hope so. >>> tasteless or tribute? up next, we have some information on the growing controversy behind the very unlikely pairing of fashion models with the superstorm sandy first responders. [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ .
that in the elections. i mean, it was pretty clear. >> yeah, well, in speaking of elections marco rubio senator from florida is going to be a pivotal figure in any discussion about immigration in this country. "the washington post" editorial board writes about senator rubio's efforts at immigration reform saying, quote, the center piece of mr. rubio's plan, a pathway to citizenship with stages, is new for him. as a candidate for the senate in 2010, he denounced amnesty for immigrants without papers. his position now labels not with standing represents a shift. it also requires guts. mr. rubio one of just three hispanics in the senate has made clear he is willing to lead. the question in the coming months is whether his party's main stream in congress, in state capitals, can be coaxed toward moderation. what does senator rubio do about his colleagues over in the house of representatives? >> well, he is a key player and he is willing to work in coalition. i mean, right now in washington that is the key issue. are you willing to get over that one single threshold of working in coalition? do you think t
, senator marco rubio. steve will have the mask off. good morning. president obama will unveil his gun control agenda later today. it is sure to have pro-gun advocates seeing red when they get the news. we're hearing the president will call for some of the most sweeping changes to gun laws we've seen in decades including executive orders that go around congress. some are comparing to what was passed in the late 1960s. big morning of news. bill hemmer. good to have you here on "america's newsroom". martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. hey, bill. the president is set to make the announcement at white house surrounded by law enforcement officials and children who wrote him letters about gun violence. bill: interesting staging. the national rifle association, the nra, already fighting back with a tough ad that is on the airwaves now. watch this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, and gun free zones for ours. bill: that is part of it. wendell gole
't. >> stephanie: senator marco rubio. >> i think the president is not a believer in the second amendment. if he doesn't want the second amendment to be in the constitution, or wants to reform it, then have guts to admit that. >> stephanie: how many times can the president say he believes in the second amendment. the fact that he did nothing but expand the second amendment in his first term -- >> because they live in an alternate universe who say everything he does is the opposite of what he is going to do. >> stephanie: yep. and david king nra president yesterday. >> we're powerful to the extent that we are, use there are millions and millions of americans who truly care about second amendment issues. >> but nobody is threatening to take away your gun. >> stephanie: i know. >> unless you are a crazy person, then, yes. but those are the people we are targeting, and it's with evidence. >> stephanie: who watched lance and oprah last night. >> i watched the first 20 minutes of it. >> stephanie: all right. we have crunchy audio goodness and we'll get jacki's take as we continue
, take a look at this picture. florida senator marco rubio with glakstone ceo steve schwartzman yesterday, and yes, those are some penguins. the photos at the bottom of the picture are penguins from sea world orlando who happened to be in schwartzman's new york office when rubio happened to stop by because that's what you do, you have penguins in your office when you have a big private equity firm. the penguins are part of the antarctica exhibit at the new york travel show that's coming up this weekend. >>> still ahead on "squawk box," thinking outside the box to pay down our nation's debt. economist miles kimball wants the u.s. to create a sovereign wealth fund that would focus on profit making. he'll explain at 8:40 a.m. >>> welcome back to "squawk box." right now, futures up 15 points. that's more than 10. a side car on a motorcycle. that would be fun. you've got to admit. >> by the way, somebody tweeted us an old sort of antique picture of two guys, with a motorcycle and the side car and they said joe and andrew. >> you won't have to shift. >> i will do all and sit there in pure terro
at it when it happens. >> reporter: marco rubio dismissed the president's plan. guns are not the problem. criminals with evidence nil their heart is. what's in the plan? a ban on military style assault weapons, limits op high-capacity magazines, that might have reduced the number of victims in recent shootings, universal background checks that could have prevented the columbine high school gunman from purchasing from a private seller. >> this is our first task as a society. keeping our children safe. >> reporter: to reinforce that point, mr. obama shared the stage with four children who had written letters to him since newtown. >> on the letter that julie wrote me, she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hard. julie, i will try very hard. >> also greeting the president, 10-year-old teja goode. >> you don't want to lose your life over one little thing, luke a bullet. >> reporter: before signing nearly two dozen executive actions, the president called on americans to ask representatives what's more important? >> doing whatever it takes to get an "
. we will look at it when that happens. >> reporter: florida senator marco rubio dismissed the president's plan. guns are not the problem, criminals with evil in their hearts and mentally ill people prone to violence are. what's included in the new package? a ban on military-style assault we will weapons, like the ones used last month in newtown and last sumner aurora, limits on high-cap pays the magazines that might have reused the number who have victims in both those cities and universal background checks that could have prevented the columbine high school gunman from buying weapon from a private sell here had bought it at a gun show. >> this is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. >> reporter: to reinforce that point, mr. obama shared the stage with four children who had written letters to him since newtown. >> in the letter that julia wrote me, she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg to you try very hard." julia, i will try very hard. >> reporter: also greeting the president, 10-year-old taisha good. >> you don't want to
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